The Race — Water Stations
In the Word
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters (Psalm 23:2).
Of the Word
For first-time race participants, making use of the water stations along the route can be a nerve-racking experience. Proper water station etiquette teaches the runner how to approach the water tables, what to say to volunteers, how to hold the cup so as not to spill the water while running, and how to dispose of the cup. Learning these things before a race is useful so that runners’ times aren’t compromised due to crowded water stations. Furthermore, these instructions help because people don’t normally drink water on the run.
Psalm 23 describes God, the Good Shepherd, giving His people, the sheep, what they need. He knows water is a necessity for keeping them healthy. But instead of water-on-the-go, He offers still waters, which make it easier for the sheep to drink. In the same way, God knows what we need and He knows how to provide for us.
Walking with my Lord
Heavenly Father, my Good Shepherd, thank You for providing me everything I need at the right time and in the right way. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.